Norman Applauds Bill

Agriculture and Nutrition Act

Seth Stokes
June 23, 2018 - 6:00 am

Washington, D.C. –  After the House passage of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05) has released the following statement:


"I am proud to have voted in favor of the Farm Bill because this legislation made important reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), ensured the federal crop insurance program has the flexibility to serve a wide range of producers, and invests in rural infrastructure.

“I am especially supportive of the reforms made to SNAP, which require able-bodied individuals ages 18-59 to participate in employment training or work a minimum of 20 hours a week. By focusing reforms on work requirement, those who depend on SNAP, like the elderly and disabled, still have access to the support they need, but significant steps are taken to ensure that Americans are entering the workforce and no longer dependent on federal government assistance.

“To paraphrase the late great President Ronald Reagan, we should measure the success of welfare programs by how many people leave, not by how many are added. The implementation of these work requirements and training programs give individuals the motivation and the tools to lift themselves from welfare to work.”

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